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Re: problems booting/recovery after crash (xfs cvs)

To: Michael Loftis <mloftis@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: problems booting/recovery after crash (xfs cvs)
From: Russell Cattelan <cattelan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 17 Jun 2003 19:19:25 -0500
Cc: Mihai RUSU <dizzy@xxxxxxxxx>, Linux XFS List <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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BTW file a bug 
http://oss.sgi.com/bugzilla/
so this doesn't get lost

On Tue, 2003-06-17 at 18:11, Michael Loftis wrote:
> Boot single again (with latest kernel or whatever works) don't mount the 
> filesystem and run an xfs_repair.
> 
> Recently I experienced almost the exact same thing.  (only our machine room 
> is loud and the machine has no external indication of drive I/O so I can't 
> comment on that)  -- ours was a problem with the root partition though 
> which required a boot from a rescue disk.
> 
> 
> 
> --On Tuesday, June 17, 2003 22:50 +0300 Mihai RUSU <dizzy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > Hi
> >
> > After 2.4.21 kernel release I wanted to try it out on some of the machines
> > here.  For that I checked out CVS (SGI-XFS CVS-2003-06-16_05:00_UTC with
> > no debug enabled) compiled and booted. After 20 hours of uptime the
> > machine had to be rebooted hard (well ,that was actually a mistake but
> > thats not the point) by unplugging it. After power on, it booted until the
> > first "big" XFS filesystem recovery were it hanged (disk activity on that
> > fs stopped after some seconds). When I say big I mean a ~140 gb partition
> > (before that one, there was another XFS partitions which didnt had the
> > hanging problem but which is a lot smaller, 16gb, and also which has
> > internal journal different from the one were it hangs which has external
> > jurnal). I have tried many kernels from the lilo boot menu and no one
> > succeded except for the 2.4.9-34 kernel (contributed kernel from the 1.1
> > release dir). The kernels that I have tried and not succeded were
> > 2.4.21-cvs (the version mentioned above) and 2.4.18-18SGI_XFS_1.2.0. I
> > also mention that all this kernels I have compiled them myself using gcc
> > 2.95.3.
> >
> > Another strange thing is that in the kernel logs I couldnt find the boot
> > messages of the boot tries before that last one (2.4.9-34) that worked.
> > When 2.4.9-34 booted also gave me some interesting kernel logs:
> >
> > Jun 17 15:41:08 s1 kernel: Starting XFS recovery on filesystem:
> > dac960(48,9) (dev: 8/6)
> > Jun 17 15:41:08 s1 kernel: xfs_inotobp: xfs_imap()  returned an error 22
> > on dac960(48,9).  Returning error.
> > Jun 17 15:41:08 s1 kernel: xfs_iunlink_remove: xfs_inotobp()  returned an
> > error 22 on dac960(48,9).  Returning error.
> > Jun 17 15:41:08 s1 kernel: xfs_inactive:  xfs_ifree() returned an error =
> > 22 on dac960(48,9)
> > Jun 17 15:41:08 s1 kernel: xfs_force_shutdown(dac960(48,9),0x1) called
> > from line 1962 of file xfs_vnodeops.c.  Return address = 0xc01cf242
> > Jun 17 15:41:08 s1 kernel: I/O Error Detected.  Shutting down filesystem:
> > dac960(48,9)
> > Jun 17 15:41:08 s1 kernel: Please umount the filesystem, and rectify the
> > problem(s)
> > Jun 17 15:41:08 s1 kernel: Ending XFS recovery on filesystem: dac960(48,9)
> > (dev: 8/6)
> >
> > After 2.4.9-34 booted I rebooted the machine (software) and it booted
> > 2.4.29-cvs just fine.
> >
> > Because I never had problems with that machine before (hardware problems)
> > and because it did it only on XFS recovery I presume its a XFS bug ?
> >
> > I would like to know what can I do to make sure it doesnt happen again.
> > Thanks :)
> >
> > ----------------------------
> > Mihai RUSU
> >
> > Disclaimer: Any views or opinions presented within this e-mail are solely
> > those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of any company,
> > unless otherwise specifically stated.
> >
> >
> 
> 
> 
> --
> Michael Loftis
> Modwest Sr. Systems Administrator
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Russell Cattelan <cattelan@xxxxxxxxxxx>


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